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Google Earth’s “Book Layer”

Google–and let me just say right now that if I had to pick who would be running the world in 20 years, my money would be on these guys–has yet another wonderful time-waster in the form of the “Book Layer” in Google Earth.

Now when you turn on the “Google Book Search” layer in Google Earth (found in the “Featured Content” folder in the “Layers” menu), you’ll see small book icons scattered around the globe. When you click on one of the book icons, a pop-up balloon will display a snippet of text from one of Book Search’s public domain books that references that location. You’ll also find links to the Google Book Search page for that snippet so that you can learn more about what it has to say about the city or town.

You can read more about it in the Google LatLong blog. (via SF Signal)

Posted in Books & Authors September 3rd, 2007 by Chip
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2 Comments

  1. I like your blog, it’s always fun to come back and check what you have to tell us today.

    Comment by Tom — September 3, 2007 @ 8:53 am

  2. Aaaaaw. Thanks. :)

    Comment by Chip — September 4, 2007 @ 8:29 am

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